Backtracking on foreign labor ban reignites fears of job ‘stealing’

A fear of Chinese barbers, tuk-tuk drivers and street vendors “stealing” Cambodians’ jobs has sparked criticism of the Labor Ministry’s backtracking on its ban on foreigners in informal work.

Chinese FDI shifting away from Cambodian manufacturing

Amid industry headwinds of possible trade sanctions and further rises in the minimum wage, investment from China appears to be shifting away from agriculture and manufacturing into tourism, construction and real estate, according to the World Bank and an industry association.